The last Sunday Funday in Rishikesh.

Not quite the Sudnay Funday as we know it in San Juan del Sur. Today I took time to rest and get better from my cold. The day included planning Hatha class over tea at Moonlight cafe, sitting in on tattooing at Eddie’s studio, beetroot juice with a local friend at Freedom cafe, more class planning at Nirvana cafe, a long awaited Skype to Australia, a trip to Ram Julha, night time motorbike rides, felafel at Little Buhhas and seeing my first jewellery samples.

Feeling nostalgic of my time here, I threw together a few clips that have summed it up so far. Simple, bliss.

Rishikesh, India from Therese Lowton on Vimeo.

I am in the last days now. We have a few days of examinations, and then I leave India. It is sad to see this experience coming to an end, but I also know that it is just the start.

Gratitude to everyone who has helped me on my journey. Family, friends, tutors, yoga teachers, guardian angels, strangers. You all played an integral role in creating this present moment. Without your existence, I am not here.

 

This little guy took a liking to V and wlked his head straight into her! First time I've seen a cow/human collision here, although I always have visions of being stabbed in the leg with a sideways throw of one of their heavy heads.

This little guy took a liking to V and wlked his head straight into her! First time I’ve seen a cow/human collision here, although I always have visions of being stabbed in the leg with a sideways throw of one of their heavy heads.

 

Pitta stuffed with spinach and mushrooms. A bit more Mexican than Indian but every bit delicious.

Pitta stuffed with spinach and mushrooms. A bit more Mexican than Indian but every bit delicious.

 

Setting intentions and letting them go.

Setting intentions and letting them go.

 

Endless contrast. At the end of the ceremony, boys from the ashram in brightly coloured traditional clothing are packing up piles of electronic equipment.

Endless contrast. At the end of the ceremony, boys from the ashram in brightly coloured traditional clothing are packing up piles of electronic equipment.

 

Opening the heart.

Opening the heart.

Banoffee pie. Yes please.

Banoffee pie. Yes please.